Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology

Prisoners of War

Archaeology, Memory, and Heritage of 19th- and 20th-Century Mass Internment

Editors: Mytum, Harold, Carr, Gilly (Eds.)

  • Contributes to historical archaeology by providing a globally wide-ranging comparative archaeological assessment of prisoner of war experience
  • Provides a material dimension to the work of scholars within anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, and military history 
  • Comprises a set of closely related archaeological case studies covering 19th-century and 20th-century prisoner of war internment across the globe
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The archaeology of war has revealed evidence of bravery, sacrifice, heroism, cowardice, and atrocities. Mostly absent from these narratives of victory and defeat, however, are the experiences of prisoners of war, despite what these can teach us about cruelty, ingenuity, and human adaptability. The international array of case studies in Prisoners of War restores this hidden past through case studies of PoW camps of the Napoleonic era, the American Civil War, and both World Wars. These bring to light wide variations in historical and cultural details, excavation and investigative methods used, items found and their interpretation, and their contributions to archaeology, history and heritage. Illustrated with diagrams, period photographs, and historical quotations, these chapters vividly reveal challenges and opportunities for researchers and heritage managers, and revisit powerful ethical questions that persist to this day. Notorious and lesser-known aspects of PoW experiences that are addressed include: Designing and operating an 18th-century British PoW camp. Life and death at Confederate and Union American Civil War PoW camps. The role of possessions in coping strategies during World War I. The archaeology of the ‘Great Escape’ Experiencing and negotiating space at civilian internment camps in Germany and Allied PoW camps in Normandy in World War II. The role of archaeology in the memorial process, in America, Norway, Germany and France Graffiti, decorative ponds, illicit saké drinking, and family life at Japanese American camps As one of the first book-length examinations of this fascinating multidisciplinary topic, Prisoners of War merits serious attention from historians, social justice researchers and activists, archaeologists, and anthropologists.

About the authors

Dr. Harold Mytum is the Director at the Centre for Manx Studies, in the Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology, at the School of Histories, Languages, and Cultures, University of Liverpool, UK.

 Dr Gilly Carr is a Fellow of St Catharine's College, a Member of the McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research, and is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, UK.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Prisoner of War Archaeology

    Mytum, Harold (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Artifacts of Internment: Archaeology and Interpretation at Two American Civil War Prisoner-of-War Sites

    Jameson, John H.

    Pages 23-40

  • Life and Death at the Florence Stockade, American Civil War, Prisoner of War Camp, South Carolina

    Avery, Paul G. (et al.)

    Pages 41-58

  • Johnson’s Island US Civil War Military Prison

    Bush, David R.

    Pages 59-74

  • Norman Cross: Designing and Operating an Eighteenth-Century British Prisoner of War Camp

    Mytum, Harold (et al.)

    Pages 75-91

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4166-3
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Hardcover $149.00
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Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9637-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prisoners of War
Book Subtitle
Archaeology, Memory, and Heritage of 19th- and 20th-Century Mass Internment
Editors
  • Harold Mytum
  • Gilly Carr
Series Title
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4166-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4166-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4165-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9637-4
Series ISSN
1574-0439
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 342
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